Uncover the living systems that make up our world.
As a BA in Biology major, discover that science is a way of knowing, not just a collection of facts. Apply your curiosity to the study of natural processes. Explore the world’s complex systems and see how all life is connected. Gain a broad knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics.
Build on your creativity and passion for people, plants, animals, and climate-change advocacy by going out into nature and conducting field experiments. Test what you’re learning in the lab, while participating in research led by some of the top faculty-researchers around. And because having a sense of social responsibility is important for biologists, your coursework will focus on ways that science can solve community health and environmental problems.
Our connection to the Marine Studies Consortium offers unique opportunities for aquatic research, while our partnerships with communities abroad allow you to take your research around the globe. Choose to pursue our advanced track option as a stepping-stone to graduate-level study and research.
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to apply your scientific knowledge to a wide range of professions, from teaching to science writing to public and community health. Since our BA in Biology has fewer required courses than our BS in Biology, it’s simple to combine your studies with other areas within the liberal arts, allowing you to widen your career opportunities.